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Grab those controllers: ACC powers up first Esports league

Posted on 10/23/2020 - 12:25pm

Get ready to give those thumbs a workout. Austin Community College District (ACC) launches its first-ever Esports league beginning Monday, October 26. 

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Cooking up significant changes at ACC Highland Phase 2

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 1:58pm

After being at Eastview Campus for more than two decades, Austin Community College’s (ACC) Culinary Arts program is preparing to move. “I'm a little nervous. It's going to be a lot of moving. We're moving all the stuff, but I'm just so excited about...

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Austin Community College District Board of Trustees recognized with Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Award

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 11:07am

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees was recognized with the prestigious 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Board of Trustees Excellence Award. The distinction celebrates community college Boards of Trustees for their leadership and...

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Construction updates at Highland and Rio Grande: October 2020

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 11:00am

Rio Grande Campus RenovationsBy Paul Mason, Rio Grande Renovations Project Manager The project is entering the home stretch! We are about three months out from substantial completion. The interiors are really starting to come together.

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Earning As: October 2020

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 10:51am

This regular feature recognizes achievements, activities, and accolades of Austin Community College District (ACC) faculty and staff. To submit news or suggestions, see the contact information below.

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Fourth ACC course receives national QM certification

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 10:42am

Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized with a new Quality Matters (QM) certification. The college's Medical Terminology course (HPRS 1206) was awarded the national distinction earlier this month. "It's an honor to receive QM...

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Meet the 2020-21 Classified Employee Association President

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 9:49am

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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Month-in-review: October 2020

Posted on 10/22/2020 - 9:27am

General Assembly

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ACC Experts Paying for College

Top 5 ways to help pay for college

Posted on 10/21/2020 - 3:11pm

Austin Community College District (ACC) is here to help you reach your college and career goals. Paying for classes should never get in the way. We offer the best tuition rates around and can connect you with dozens of ways to save. We believe...

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ACC Experts: Staying safe in an online world

Posted on 10/19/2020 - 11:09am

Written by Emilie Kuntz, ACC Senior IT Security Analyst  “If you connect it, protect it.”  October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we want to keep you informed on what that means to Austin Community College District (ACC). Here are...

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Dr. Gary Moreno, El Centro Latino/Latin American Studies Center director

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Gary Moreno

Posted on 10/15/2020 - 12:02pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them. Meet Dr. Gary Moreno, ACC's new director of the Latino/...

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ACC Experts: Nine things to know about Breast Cancer

Posted on 10/15/2020 - 11:18am

  Written by: Tama Barrows RT.R.M.CT and Pamela Ivey RT.R.M, ACC Radiology graduates   October is breast cancer awareness month, and it’s when we like to remind everyone of the importance of women’s breast health. Here are the top nine things you...

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Dr. Susan Thomason

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Susan Thomason

Posted on 10/14/2020 - 5:47pm

Dr. Susan (Susy) Thomason started at ACC in September 2000 as the Director of Instructional Technology Training for faculty. Since then, she has had five titles, her current position being the associate vice president of Instructional Services and...

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Dr. Hector Aguilar

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Hector Aguilar

Posted on 10/08/2020 - 5:20pm

Dr. Hector Aguilar has worked at ACC for 22 years. He was a professor and department chair of the Electronics, Semiconductor, Power and Renewable Energy, and Robotics/Automation Programs for the first 12 years. For for the last 10 years, he has...

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ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Laura Marmolejo

Posted on 10/08/2020 - 4:37pm

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College District (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them.

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ACC Board of Trustees October 5 Recap

Posted on 10/08/2020 - 2:20pm

The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees held its October regular meeting on Monday, October 5, via teleconference due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are highlights from the meeting.

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Congratulations August/September 2020 Bravo Award Recipients

Posted on 10/08/2020 - 12:44pm

The Riverbats Employee Bravo Awards program recognizes employees whose actions reflect exemplary customer service as demonstrated by excellent communication, collaboration, or responsiveness in support of the mission, vision, and values of ACC. ACC...

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Dr. Lauren Sebel, 2020-21 ACC Association of Professional-Technical Employees President

Meet the 2020-21 Association of Professional-Technical Employees President

Posted on 10/08/2020 - 11:39am

With a new academic year comes newly elected employee association presidents at Austin Community College District (ACC). We talk to the incoming 2020-21 presidents to learn more about them professionally and personally.

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ACC Fashion Incubator and Macy’s Barton Creek Square launch new, virtual program

Posted on 10/07/2020 - 12:57pm

Austin Community College District’s Fashion Incubator and Macy’s Barton Creek Square announce a new collaboration to help aspiring fashion designers and creative business owners explore what it takes to launch their own fashion business. Together,...

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Dr. Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz

ACC talks Hispanic Heritage Month with Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz

Posted on 10/07/2020 - 9:07am

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Austin Community College (ACC) sits down with influential and accomplished faculty and staff to discuss what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them.

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